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    EU Seeks Mandate For Negotiations On Nord Stream 2
    May27

    EU Seeks Mandate For Negotiations On Nord Stream 2

    A top European Commission official said on Friday European Union members would be asked within days to give the bloc’s executive a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has bitterly divided the bloc, Reuters has reported. The planned 9.5 billion euro pipeline project has led to a split between Eastern...

    RAF Scramble To Intercept Russian Aircraft
    May27

    RAF Scramble To Intercept Russian Aircraft

    Two British fighter jets were dispatched from a Royal Air Force base in Scotland on Saturday (May 27th) after an incursion by Russian jets, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. “Two Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth this morning as part of the RAF’s Quick Reaction Alert in response to two Russian aircraft entering the...

    Ukrainians appeal to Macron over Putin’s ‘political’ prisoners
    May27

    Ukrainians appeal to Macron over Putin’s ‘political’ prisoners

    Relatives of Ukrainians jailed by Russia in cases they call “political” have appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron to demand their release when he meets Vladimir Putin on Monday. …read more Source: The Local...

    US to be lone Paris accord holdout at G7
    May27

    US to be lone Paris accord holdout at G7

    TAORMINA, Sicily — The U.S. will be the lone holdout on endorsing the Paris accord on climate change when leaders of the G7 will issue their 2017 declaration Saturday, officials said. President Donald Trump had said he would give European leaders a chance to make their case for the climate change accord, but will make a final...

    Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe
    May27

    Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe

    Robert Mueller’s special investigation may just be starting, but for President Donald Trump and his aides, it’s already entered one of the most legally treacherous phases. Now that Trump’s current and former aides and allies officially know a probe exists, they’re responsible for preserving...

    European festival to open in Vancouver
    May27

    European festival to open in Vancouver

    Today, the 20th edition of the annual European Festival opens in the Canadian town of Vancouver. More than 30 European countries, including Bulgaria Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Albania, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The festival takes place on 27 and 28 May. The Vancouver European Festival opens with a 45-minute presentation of the...

    Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet
    May27

    Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

    France’s new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: The Local...

    Cohn: White House won’t roll back Russia sanctions
    May26

    Cohn: White House won’t roll back Russia sanctions

    The White House will not move to reduce U.S. sanctions on Russia and may even pursue further action against Moscow, top White House adviser Gary Cohn told reporters on Friday, clarifying previous remarks. “We’re not lowering our sanctions on Russia,†said Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser and one...

    Trump confirms Europe’s worst fears
    May26

    Trump confirms Europe’s worst fears

    BRATISLAVA — If “hope dies last,†as a favorite German aphorism goes, Europe needs to find a Plan B for dealing with Donald Trump. For months, Europe’s leaders quietly hoped the American president’s bark wasn’t as bad as his bite, that his cartoonish public persona was...

    Edgy Eastern Europe seeks reassurance in Trump’s NATO talk
    May26

    Edgy Eastern Europe seeks reassurance in Trump’s NATO talk

    KIEV — These are worrying times for those members on NATO’s eastern edge, especially for countries such as Ukraine that are dependent on the alliance for support against a newly assertive Russia. And Donald Trump’s comments at this week’s summit in Belgium did little to alleviate their...

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